What's On

Permaculture Sydney North creates empowered, resilient and sustainable communities by teaching people skills in permaculture and self sufficiency.  We run a range of practical, hand-on workshops and courses, and we bring in guest speakers on a range of topics close to our hearts. Our education is fun and a great way to connect with a like-minded community.  Many events are free for members, and our paid courses are affordably priced. 

Upcoming events

    • 22 Feb 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Ted Horwood Reserve,Park Rd,Baulkham hills


    Come and experience seed saving with Annette from Permaculture Sydney West every fourth Saturday of the month at Bidjiwong community nursery located in Ted Horwood Reserve off Park Rd, Baulkham hills.opposite the sports club.Meeting from 9am till 1pm. If you have some seeds to clean and you know what they are , bring them along too.Bring your own mug and something to share for morning tea. It's fun, chatty and you will learn a lot! 

    • 23 Feb 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Marsfield


    Come to Pez's on the 23rd of Feb Sunday at 2pm to help establish PSNs Seed Bank.

    We shall clean some seeds, plant some and if you have any to share please bring them along and we will catalog them.Afternoon tea supplied and bring something to share.

    • 08 Mar 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Ryde
    • 6


                           SUNDAY 8th MARCH

                    10 am to 12 noon  at  Ryde

    • 28 Mar 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Ryde
    • 5

    Dumplings, Hong Kong, Crystal Jade


    Saturday 28th March

    2pm to 4pm

    Tong Chen will take us on a journey making dumplings from scratch. You will have hands on experience in preparing, making and cooking dumplings.

    She will be using fresh, seasonal, organic produce and creating a feast that will not only satisfy your taste buds but nourish the soul.

    Bring an apron and, if you wish, your favorite rolling pin and chopping board. 

    Bring a reusable container for any leftovers to take home.

    • 26 Apr 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Lane Cove
    • 7

     Olives Pickling Workshop

    Olive season starts in April, so now is the perfect time to learn how to get olives from the tree to the table using ancient techniques of curing and preserving, so that you can turn bitter fresh olives into deliciously rich and delectable treats.  

    Olive trees are drought and disease resistant plants that thrive in garden hot spots and dry patches, and they are one of the most extensively cultivated fruit crops in the world.  This workshop will pass on ancient skills that have sustained civilizations since the bronze age, and show you how to obtain a yield from these hardy and useful trees.

    Where : Lane Cove, address to be advised 

    When:  Sunday 26th April  2pm - 4pm

    We will supply : a box of olives , and salt for pickling


    Numbers are limited by kitchen space ( max 15 people )


    We will share the cost of box of olives & bag of salt.
    $10 each - please pay when you register.


    2 large jars with wide mouths (Moccona Coffee or screw top jars)
    Clean stones or tiles to weigh olives down (if you’re not sure, ask us)
    Contact Wendy Dwyer on mob 0410280912 if you have any questions

    • 16 May 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Waverton
    • 11

    Herbal Tea, Herbs, Tee, Mint, SageTea, Variety, Drink, Healthy, Chinese


    with Wendy Pryor

    Saturday 16th May   2.00pm to 4.00pm


    We will be discussing:

       * How to grow or forage

       * Fresh vs dried, how to preserve & store

       * Properties:  mainly about flavour & may touch on medicinal value

       * Blending

       * Brewing & Methods (hot/cold)

       * Purchasing ethical, sustainable & non-toxic products

                (beware of tea bags)


       * Blending

       * Brewing & Tasting

    Please Bring any of the following ingredients, if possible:

       * Fresh or Dried.

       * Home grown or foraged items, or anything sitting around in the pantry -

           - Herbs (eg nettle, mints, lemongrass/balm/verbena, tulsi, sage etc)

           - Weeds (eg dandelion)

           - Tree leaves (eg lemon/aniseed myrtle, wild olive)

           - Roots (eg licorice root)

           - Flowers (eg rose petals, elderflower, lavender, chrysanthemum, dandelion)

           - Spices (eg fennel seed, giner, tumeric)

           - Purchased bases for blending (eg rooibos, yerba mate, raspberry leaf, green, black

                  or oolong tea)

    Afternoon tea - snack with a tea theme

                           - Komboucha tasting

    Bring take away containers and your own cup

    Participants will take home:

       * Notes & Resource list

       * Sample they have blended or swapped

       * Komboucha scoby available for those who want some

    • 13 Jun 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Lindfield
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    Saturday 20th June  10am -  4pm


    Join us for an exciting day as Sally Blackwell teachs us how to weave baskets using natural ingredients found in your garden. You can see her work on her website http://www.wastenotfibredesigns.com

    Sally Blackwell: "I am a firm believer that everything has an inherent value and should not be wasted. I have been experimenting with natural fibres, grasses, vines, recycled materials and other materials found in my local environment to turn what might have been wasted into something that is useful and pleasing to the eye, hence my logo - waste not fibre.  Each piece is unique, drawing from whatever comes to hand that sparks my imagination."

    Sally will be running a workshop using material you can collect from the garden. She will give an explanation of the types of plants suitable for weaving as well as harvesting and storing tips.

    All materials will be provided by Sally but if you have something that you particularly want to use from your garden, please bring it along and we will experiment with it.

    This is an all day workshop so bring lunch for yourself and a snack for afternoon tea to share with the group.

    • 19 Jul 2020
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Naremburn
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    Visible Mending - Japanese Stitching Technique

    Sunday 19 July 2020, 2-4pm


    Bring an item of torn clothing and learn how to make the clothing look more beautiful with visible mending. 

    We will be using an age-old Japanese stitching technique called Sashiko

    Sarah is a very experienced sewer. She is a founding member of the Repair cafe Sydney North and is a regular sewing volunteer. She is a long permie and has done many workshops for PSN.

    Spots are limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

    Things to bring:
    • Scissors
    • torn clothing
    • small pieces of preloved material

Past events

17 Feb 2020 PSN monthly meeting February 2020
16 Feb 2020 Permabee Pennant Hills
16 Dec 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - AGM & End of Year Celebration
08 Dec 2019 Gift making and Christmas party
01 Dec 2019 PSN Permabee - Sun 1 December 2019 - Frog Pond & Xmas Party - Hornsby
23 Nov 2019 Christmas Cake & Wreath Making
18 Nov 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Member Share Night
16 Nov 2019 Fermented Drinks Workshop
27 Oct 2019 Native Bee Hive Splitting - Sunday 27 October - Pennant Hills
26 Oct 2019 Sourdough Bread Workshop
21 Oct 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Seed Saving
20 Oct 2019 Willoughby Local Group - Sun 20 October 2019 - All about Soil
28 Sep 2019 Soap Making
16 Sep 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - All Things Waste-Free Cooking with Rachel Potter
15 Sep 2019 Permaculture Garden Opens for Sustainable House Day
15 Sep 2019 Willoughby Local Group - Sun 15 September 2019 - Wild Edibles Foraging Workshop
14 Sep 2019 Blue Mountains Botanical Garden Trip
31 Aug 2019 Moisturiser & Eye Cream
24 Aug 2019 PSN Permabee Weekend!- Sat 24-25 August 2019 – Wentworth Falls (Blue Mountains)
19 Aug 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Bees as Biomarkers
17 Aug 2019 Asian Cooking
10 Aug 2019 Ryde/Hornsby - Pruning.Grafting.Air Layering
04 Aug 2019 Moocooboola Festival - Hunters Hill
27 Jul 2019 PSN Permabee - Saturday 27 July - Thornleigh
20 Jul 2019 Fermenting with Gillian Kozicki
15 Jul 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Citizen Science: Dragons of Sydney
30 Jun 2019 Design chook enclosure plus garden tour
22 Jun 2019 Beauty from Natural Products with Pat Collins
17 Jun 2019 PSN Monthly Meeting - Movie Night - Give a Dam: Flooding the Blue Mountains
15 Jun 2019 Test your soil for pH and Texture and learn more about soil.
02 Jun 2019